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Phoebe Moseley Bogardus

Other Name:
Phoebe Ann Ogden Moseley; Phebe Moseley
June 27, 1785
Home Town:
East Haddam, CT
Biographical Notes:
Pheobe Moseley Bogardus, daughter of Jonathan Ogden Moseley and his wife Gertrude of East Haddam, Connecticut, was born June 27, 1785. It is believed that around the year 1800 Pheobe studied at Sarah Pierce's Female Academy in Litchfield, Connecticut. In the early nineteenth century Phoebe was sent to boarding school in New York City, where she met her future husband Jacob I. Bogardus. After their marriage on August 7, 1808 the couple relocated to Pennsylvania, and they had ten children during their marriage.

help The Citation of Attendance provides primary source documentation of the student’s attendance at the Litchfield Female Academy and/or the Litchfield Law School. If a citation is absent, the student is thought to have attended but currently lacks primary source confirmation.

Records for the schools were sporadic, especially in the formative years of both institutions. If instructors kept comprehensive records for the Litchfield Female Academy or the Litchfield Law School, they do not survive. Researchers and staff have identified students through letters, diaries, family histories and genealogies, and town histories as well as catalogues of students printed in various years. Art and needlework have provided further identification of Female Academy Students, and Litchfield County Bar records document a number of Law School students. The history of both schools and the identification of the students who attended them owe credit to the early 20th century research and documentation efforts of Emily Noyes Vanderpoel and Samuel Fisher, and the late 20th century research and documentation efforts of Lynne Templeton Brickley and the Litchfield Historical Society staff.
[We are currently working to update and confirm citations of attendance.]

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